Essie Nail Polish

Bealls Beauty Bounty


The other day, while doing some bargain hunting, I came across some pretty awesome finds. The store was Bealls Outlet (we have Bealls and Bealls Outlet down here in Florida; it’s similar to  Kohls, Belk, etc.) and I scored some great beauty products on the cheap! None of the products were past expiration and although I may not have been on the hunt for these specifically, I will definitely have some fun with them.

First up: e.l.f. Get the Look 5 piece smoky eye set. This includes: mascara, liquid liner, eyeshadow brush, lash curler and 3 shadow pallet (dark grey, navy blue and black). I believe I only paid $5.99 for this (maybe $6.99).


Next: I picked up a “my perfect picks” nail polish duo set by essie. These picks were picked for the holidays last year (2011) but I still think the colors are pretty… pretty.


Small bottles, but the colors I got in the set were a nude-ish neutral, “Jazz” and a very pretty soft purple, “St Lucie Lilac”. I believe I only paid $3.99… (I should’ve made better note on these prices.)


Finally, my favorite score of the haul: a powder compact by Korress. I’ve enjoyed Korress products in the past and when I spotted this for a mere $2.99, I threw it in my basket without hesitation.



As you can see in the first image, I also snagged a couple of pairs of falsies. ($1.99 each).


That’s all for this haul! Check back soon because I will be posting my December Ipsy Glam Bag review (got it in the mail yesterday!!!) I also have a GlossyBox to review as well as some absolutely fan-freaking-tastic sets I ordered from Sephora! (I can’t wait to share with you all the details of my most recent cosmetics shopping spree!!!)


November 2012 GlossyBox Review (super late, I know. But I didn’t receive it until Dec 3rd.)

December 2012 Ipsy Glam Bag Review (received it yesterday and I LOVE IT!)

December 2012 GlossyBox Review (whenever I receive it)

Sephora Glitz and Glam Party Sampler Review

Sephora In The Glow Set Review

Sephora Lasting Impressions It Kit Review

Smashbox Haul from Ulta

AND MORE!!!!! It’s been a super busy last few weeks with all my makeup over-spending and shopping for gifts for people besides myself. The site is still under construction and my OCD is really getting at me about this. (Got to get back on track!) I hope you’ll check back soon for some awesome posts!

Thanks for reading. Love, GK


October Goop Birchbox Spoilers


I just took a peak on my Birchbox account at what my October Birchbox has in store for me upon arrival (which should be today btw). I did in fact get chosen ton receive one of the highly coveted Goop Birchboxes and after watching the sneak peek video I was so excited! The products featured look amazing! Then I saw what I would be receiving…


Where’s my sample of Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss and Faux Cils Mascara? Where’s my DDF Wrinkle Resist Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum? Where’s my Supergoop? And the most pressing question of all: Where the f*ck is my Essie?

I really expected this month’s box, partnered box with, to have the best of the best or at the very least the products highlighted in the monthly video. A LUNA BAR!? No thanks Birchbox and Gwenyth Platrow can stick it up her ass. I’ll walk to walgreens when I want a LUNA bar; I don’t want it included in my monthly subscription that I pay for to receive cosmetics.

Once again, I’m disappointed with my Birchbox and I havent even received it yet. (It could very well be sitting in my mailbox right now though) I can only hope that my GlossyBox won’t disappoint. I received my shipping notification email from GlossyBox and when I tracked my package, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is closer than I expected. GlossyBox only sent me my email this morning, but my box was shipped on the 12th.


That means I should have my very first GlossyBox by the end of the week! Be frightened, Birchbox. You’re on the chopping block, for real. There’s a few other monthly cosmetic subscription box services I’ve been researching recently and I might just have to kick Birchbox to the curb and sign up for another service.

I’ll have a full review of my October Birchbox up soon (hopefully by the end of the night). I’ll also have a full review of my GlossyBox goodies posted asap.

Thanks for reading and my apologies for all the expressed anger. BIRCHBOOOOOX [shakes fist in the air]. Love, GK

Goop Loot

I fell off the wagon. I dropped the ball. I’m not posting a daily threads post today.

I just didn’t feel like it and honestly, you’re not missing much but there is something else I wanted to express and it is my eagerness to receive my October Birchbox.

On the tenth, I received my shipping notification email from Birchbox and have been checking my tracking number regularly since. Now, the email I received mentions how “this month, Birchbox has teamed up with… [blah blah blah…]” but it doesn’t mention anything about the alternative October Birchbox, Transformation. So does that mean I am one of the subscribers who will be receiving a Goop Birchbox? I’ve been assuming “yes”.

The products in the Goop Birchbox look ah-maze-zing.

  • Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss
  • Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara
  • Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum
  • DDF Wrinkle Resist Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum
  • Essie Nail Polish

Give me! Give me! Give me!

The transformation box looks pretty good too, though:

  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner
  • Vitivia Pro:Vitamin A15 and Pro:Vitamin C10
  • Harvey Prince Hello 50ml
  • Harvey Prince Hello 8.8ml
  • Benta Berry G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream

If you haven’t already, check out the sneak peek video:


I’m hoping, that when I get home from work tomorrow, my amazing October Goop Birchbox will be waiting for me. Also, when the hell does GlossyBox ship? I’m due to receive my very first GlossyBox this month and I haven’t heard anything out of them in over a month. I’m getting anxious…

Another quick thing I’d like to mention is a contest being held my one of my favorite blogs for redheads How to be a Redhead. The contest is being held through HTBAR’s Instagram and I am crossing my fingers that I win the goods. The afore mentioned goods are redhead approved by the girls at HTBAR and are provided by Whip Hand Cosmetics.


If you’re one of my [fellow] Ginger readers and you’re on Instagram, I think you should enter asap! Make sure to follow both @HowtobeaRedhead and @WhipHandCosmetics. While you’re at it, you can follow me @GingerKate!

Thanks for reading! Love, GK